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After this lesson you will be able to:  
 
After this lesson you will be able to:  
  
-identify and recommend appropriate floss for individual needs -demonstrate a selection of floss found in local stores
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* identify and recommend appropriate floss for individual needs  
  
-explain the flossing technique
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* demonstrate a selection of floss found in local stores
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* explain the flossing technique
 
    
 
    
-effectively demonstrate effective plaque removal through flossing  
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* effectively remove plaque through proper flossing  
  
  
  
 
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                                                               <u>'''Viewing & Reading Assignments'''</u>
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Follow the link to read about the proper flossing technique:
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http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/basics/brushing-and-flossing/article/how-to-floss
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View the following video to learn how the proper flossing technique:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ8ibMxSVjQ
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1.  Read about proper flossing technique
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2.  View the Flossing video and reflect on your personal flossing routine
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3.  Share your flossing experience and routine in the class discussion
  
 
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* What kind?       
 
* What kind?       
  
[[File:Floss Threaders.jpg|left|250 px]]  [[File:Floss Brands.jpg|center 200 px]][[File:Floss Piks.jpg|right|200 px]]
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[[File:Floss Threaders.jpg|left|250 px]]  [[File:Floss Brands.jpg|center 200 px]]
  
  
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[[File:Floss Piks.jpg|center|200 px]]
  
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* Select the floss that can easily fit between your teeth without shredding {waxed, unwaxed, ribbon, flavored}
  
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* Floss piks are alternative to string type floss
  
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* Floss threaders are used to thread floss underneath permanently placed bridgework (tooth replacement)
  
  
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* How to?
  
  
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[[File:Floss Fingers.jpg|left|200 px]]
  
  
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* How to?
 
  
  
[[File:Floss Fingers.jpg|left|275 px]]     
 
  
  
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* Pull 12-18' piece of floss
  
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* wrap each end around middle fingers (not too tight)
  
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* ease floss between each tooth (avoid popping floss into sensitive gingiva or gum)
  
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* rub floss to remove plaque from surfaces between teeth
  
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* let go of one end and draw through
  
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* repeat between each tooth
  
  
  
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[[File:Floss length.jpg|center|300 px]]
  
  

Latest revision as of 22:13, 11 December 2015

Tackling Flossright

                                                                      Overview

After this lesson you will be able to:

  • identify and recommend appropriate floss for individual needs
  • demonstrate a selection of floss found in local stores
  • explain the flossing technique
  • effectively remove plaque through proper flossing


                                                             Viewing & Reading Assignments

Follow the link to read about the proper flossing technique:

http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/basics/brushing-and-flossing/article/how-to-floss


View the following video to learn how the proper flossing technique:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ8ibMxSVjQ



                                                                       Discuss

Share the first time you learned how to floss and when you began to floss daily. What type of floss do you use? Post in the discussion posting at the start of this lesson and reply to 2-3 peer discussion postings.


                                                                         Do

1. Read about proper flossing technique

2. View the Flossing video and reflect on your personal flossing routine

3. Share your flossing experience and routine in the class discussion

                                                                       Content


  • What kind?
Floss Threaders.jpg

center 200 px


Floss Piks.jpg
  • Select the floss that can easily fit between your teeth without shredding {waxed, unwaxed, ribbon, flavored}
  • Floss piks are alternative to string type floss
  • Floss threaders are used to thread floss underneath permanently placed bridgework (tooth replacement)



  • How to?


Floss Fingers.jpg









  • Pull 12-18' piece of floss
  • wrap each end around middle fingers (not too tight)
  • ease floss between each tooth (avoid popping floss into sensitive gingiva or gum)
  • rub floss to remove plaque from surfaces between teeth
  • let go of one end and draw through
  • repeat between each tooth


Floss length.jpg




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